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Four demands have been posed in response to police ejecting a number of students at the “All Students, All Israel Think Tank,” event held at Florence and Chafetz Hillel House Jan. 28. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Student activists release four demands in response to “discrimination”

A number of Boston University students announced four demands directed toward the BU administration and BU Hillel following a Jan. 28 incident in which they claim to have been removed from the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House due to “discrimination against [their] racial backgrounds,” according to a Wednesday release sent to The Daily Free Press. The first demand requested a […]

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The Allocations Board that determines the financing of student groups on campus is said to be having difficulty finding sufficient funds for student group initiatives. PHOTO BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

AB set funding request deadline due to budget decrease

The Boston University Allocations Board will not accept student activity funding requests filed after Feb. 29 due to budgeting challenges, AB Chair Gurvir Dhaliwal confirmed in an email Wednesday following conversation among various student groups. AB is an organization that allocates money from the Community Service Fee, a mandatory fee charged to full-time undergraduate students on the Charles River Campus […]

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If passed, the proposed University-Wide General Education Program BU Hub would create greater integration across colleges in an effort to better prepare students for success after college. PHOTO BY KYRA LOUIE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

First university-wide general education program begins review process

The Boston University Task Force on General Education has submitted a report to the University Council that outlines a vision for the first ever university-wide general education program as the initial step before the program’s scheduled implementation in the fall 2017 semester. The program, titled “BU Hub,” aims to bring together students from different schools to ensure valuable undergraduate education […]

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Members of the Islamic Society of BU perform Maghrib prayer publicly in Marsh Plaza Wednesday night as part of a number of events to kick off Islam Awareness Month. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Muslim students aim to break stereotypes through public prayer

The Islamic Society of Boston University hosted a public prayer Wednesday evening at Marsh Plaza, where 16 ISBU members prayed as pedestrians walked down Commonwealth Avenue. Executed at approximately 7:15 p.m., the public prayer was one of the many programs ISBU is holding for Islam Awareness Month. The prayer also aimed to support the Gender Advocacy and Progress Week and […]

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Campus Crime Logs: March 7-13

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from March 7 to March 13. Medical assist at 881 Commonwealth Ave. Officers responded to a report March 9 at 9:13 a.m. when a female employee fell while getting out of an elevator and hurt her leg. The victim was transported to the Mount Auburn Hospital for […]

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Dean of Students announces online sexual assault education resource

The Boston University Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore announced Wednesday a self-guided online education session in an effort to establish a community-wide understanding of misconduct and better prepare the community to properly respond to sexual assault. The online session, titled “Stand Up, Speak Out: Addressing Sexual Misconduct at Boston University,” was announced in an email to the BU community, along […]

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Professor Barbara Gottfried speaks about masculinity at the “Mind the Gap: Masculinity and the Gender Divide” discussion held Tuesday evening in Metcalf Hall. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Masculinity, gender inequality highlighted in “Mind the Gap” panel

Members of the Boston University community discussed the role of masculinity and efforts to end gender discrimination Tuesday with a panel of three during the “Mind the Gap: Masculinity and the Gender Divide” interactive talk. Ethan Sobel, director of Student Life at the BU Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, moderated the discussion for a crowd of approximately 25 students and […]

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The Chronicle of Higher Education announced Friday that BU was not one of the 160 private colleges to fail the  U.S. Department of Education’s 2013-14 financial responsibility test. PHOTO BY SARAH FISHER/DFP FILE PHOTO

BU passes financial responsibility test

One hundred sixty private higher education institutions have failed the U.S. Department of Education’s financial responsibility test, according to a Friday analysis conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Boston University passed the financial responsibility test and was awarded a perfect score of three, according to the DOE’s Financial Responsibility Composite Scores. The Chronicle analysis also stated that 94 out […]

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A study conducted by professors in the BU School of Medicine and School of Public Health found that universal background checks are one of the best ways to reduce gun deaths. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Study argues three gun laws to reduce national firearm mortality rates

Universal background checks on firearm and ammunition purchases and the implementation of firearm identification would reduce national firearm mortality rates, according to a Thursday study by Lancet Global Heath. In the report titled “Firearm legislation and firearm mortality in the USA: a cross-sectional, state-level study,” researchers analyzed a dataset from Nov. 1, 2014 until May 15, 2015 of firearm-related deaths […]

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a change in regulations Friday that will affect international students working toward degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at U.S. colleges and universities. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New regulations allow international students longer STEM OPT

International students in pursuit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees will have access to more job opportunities after graduation, following the United States Department of Homeland Security’s amended regulations, which were announced Friday. The new regulations would extend the Optional Training Program for 24 months from an initial number of 17 months for certain students pursuing a STEM degree […]

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